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Mayor discusses city chickens, term limits, police relations on City Connection

Mayor Heartwell answered questions about the new term limits, backyard chickens and more live on Monday night, for his monthly show City Connection.

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection." 

This month, with City Connection happening just before the City Commissioners will discuss keeping chickens in the city at their January 13 meeting, our Managing Editor Holly Bechiri asked the mayor about how the chicken keeping question returned to the table, and what the Commission's discussion about the proposed regulations has been. On Monday night, January 5 at 5:00 p.m., the mayor responded to this and other citizen concerns. He spoke at length about what term limits will mean for our City Commission, explained the new State road taxes and how they work with our new City road taxes and addressed concerns about police relations and the proposed bodycam pilot project.

You can add your own questions each month by calling in, emailingtweeting or just posting a question in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

The show is aired on the first Monday of each month on GRTV, Channel 24 on Comcast, as well as live-streaming right here on The Rapidian.

For 18 years, the mayors of Grand Rapids have hosted City Connection, a monthly, live call-in show on GRTV’s Livewire, Comcast channel 24.  Mayor John Logie started the program in 1992 as a way to share mayoral perspective with Grand Rapidians and to bring a little more transparency to local government. City Connection is an opportunity to interact directly with one of our city’s top elected officials.

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